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  1. thanks for that, so step 1 will be diagnosing the distributor crank angle sensor. Video links are here: https://youtu.be/Wb3hJ1q6rKw & https://youtu.be/ThBmWxZa3gQ
  2. I created a new topic to be more specific in my initial post and to make future searching easier.
  3. Order of events below: - Two days ago I noticed a loss of power and a mile later the car basically died. I had my friend tow me back to work. - That evening the car starts up fine and I can drive it a few miles, I think to myself, huh, strange. - I drive it to work the next day and it does fine. - It dies again driving around on my lunch break. I get it back home and run all the diagnostics and I get the following information: - Error codes 11/32/34 - Air:Fuel mixture more than 5% lean - Crankshaft position sensor issue My HAYNES manual says the crankshaft position sensor is in the distributer, but I am also seeing that there is a sensor near the oil filter (see attached image) that is the crankshaft position sensor according to the internet for Xterras/Frontiers. Anyone know what that sensor in the image is? It is just behind the passenger side control arm/frame next to the oil filter towards the transmission. Any help is extremely appreciated! Also, I took a video of the sound of the engine when it is getting ready to die. I had to rev the engine up during diagnostics. I also have another video of when the problem first arose and I pulled over. Video is in YouTube video below:
  4. Happened again, same exact thing, I was able to drive it for ~10 miles no problem though.
  5. It was an EP34 from Novita. This was just for the turn signal/hazards. Not sure which one chimes when the lights or keys are on. Also... 4 hours later, and after taking out the flasher, the car runs fine, zero problems. What could possibly be happening???
  6. I'm driving along the road... start to feel a loss of power ~1/4 of the time, chug chug chug chug. I'm a mile from work, I think I can make it... I pull over to see what is going on and the car idles fine, but then over the next half mile it goes from 1/2 of the time to 3/4 of the time. Kind of sounded somewhat metal on metal, like maybe someone dropped an empty soda can on the ground. Then it got worse and worse and worse, so I pulled over and my coworker came by and pulled me over to work with my snatch strap. I let it sit for an hour, now it starts up again, but when I gun it it guntles and complains and yells (don't know a better way to explain it) and the engine does NOT sound happy. Also, totally probably unrelated, but this happened immediately after I left the Orielly's parking lot and put in a new turn signal flasher. Like immediately. Does anyone have an recommendations as to where to start looking? I am going to check timing with a timing light and check my spark plugs, but beyond that not sure what to do. Maybe check my fuel injectors? But this happened so suddenly. EDIT - 4 HOUR LATER, THE VEHICLE RUNS FINE... WHAT IS THIS MADNESS? I've got exhaust leaks on both sides, haven't done anything about em. Not sure if that matters?
  7. It seems like the lock mechanism on my driver side manual door lock has sheared where the key rotates and levers the mechanical lock open. Does anyone know if this is a replaceable component without having to change out the driver side key?
  8. I have a manual, the noise persists when revving with the clutch in. The noise exists when idling as well but it is quieter. I changed all my V belts about 5k miles ago and could have overtightened the ac belt and/or that pulley. I will take off the belts 1 at a time to try and identify the issue.
  9. Over the past 1000 miles I have been hearing a whirring/whizzig sound from 1-3k RPM upon acceleration. Video is here -> I bought my pathy used of a dealer at 130k miles (now at 141k) , had no history so i had him agree to change the crankshaft seals and the timing belt free of charge. I didnt know the water pump should be done then too. Anyways, I have no idea if the previous owner did the timing belt/water pump job.
  10. On the back of what? And are you talking about the hose coming off the EFI, or those that is just hanging out in space near the intake boot? Would I have to take off the intake manifold to reconnect it? I have driven about 300 miles since and it has been totally fine (even better mpg due to new plugs).
  11. Yes this is a VG30E, and how would it flash THROUGH codes? Don't I need to enable certain codes? Also, the ECU flashes are red/green simultaneous, not independent of each other.
  12. VG30E Not sure how it would cycle through different modes. This FLASHING I am talking about is both at the ECU (red & green together, not independently) as well as the CHECK ENGINE light. The fact it isn't red or green and it is both is strange to me.
  13. I replaced my valve cover gaskets and noticed a braided cloth covered rubber hose coming off of the back of the EFI, it was cut And I found a similar cut hose up near a cluster of hoses just below the intake hose connecting to the intake manifold
  14. My ECU Flashes: 5 Long 1 Short 2 Short 3 Long 4 Long I seem to be able to make out 51, but the others confuse me, perhaps the second is 11?

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